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RV Daily Tips. Friday, October 14, 2022

Issue 1970
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Today’s thought

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Dessert Day! Woohooooo!

On this day in history: 1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day (October 14) does not exist in this year in Austria, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain.

Tip of the Day

Review these RV travel safety tips before your travels

By Gail Marsh
It won’t be long now. Soon snowbirds will drive away from their dreary, cold climates and head south for warmer temperatures and sunny skies. This seems the perfect time to review important RV travel safety tips. Whether you’re new to the RV lifestyle or you’ve been RVing for decades, it’s good to review some of the tactics that will help keep you safe.

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Today’s RV review…

Salem Villa – Wildwood Lodge 40FDEN

Tony writes, “This is a large destination trailer. The thinking isn’t so much that you drag this thing from destination to destination, but that you pick a destination and just leave it there. Some people keep these in a specific site at an RV park. But there are others who buy some land and use these to simply put up quarters.”

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Ask Dave

Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.” 

Why do my hydraulic leveling jacks crack and pop at night?

Dear Dave,
We have a 2016 Navion View with the HWH levelers making cracking and popping sounds, after leveling, throughout the night. What do you suggest we do about this problem? Thank you. —Steve, 2016 Navion View

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Video of the day

SNL RV life video: Maybe RV life is not for everyone…

By Cheri Sicard
In case you missed it, Saturday Night Live did a hilarious take on full-time RV life back in 2018. The SNL RV Life video pokes some laugh-filled fun at the fact that not everyone is as enthused about RV life as those of us who have wholeheartedly embraced the lifestyle.

In the sketch, Steve Carell plays a banker who suddenly convinced his wife that he should retire early, and they should sell their house and move into an RV… with their newly acquired Great Dane.

Watch the video

Raising the bar: Historic drinking establishments you’ll want to say “Cheers” to

By Chris Epting
You’ve been running all over the city (or the country), visiting museums, landmarks, tourist traps, souvenir stands, zoos, and aquariums. After all, you’re on a relaxing road trip vacation, right? Well, for those moments on the road when you’d love to do nothing more than slow down, relax and curl up with someone special over a good strong drink, why not make it something memorable – or even historic? There are some well–oiled taverns, pubs and saloons still left in the U.S. that are steeped in history – the perfect places to begin (or end) a vacation pub crawl. So if you have a little time, this round of places is on me.

You may have missed these recent popular stories…

Reader poll

Wine drinkers: Do you usually opt for white or red wine?

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OMG! This is hilarious! We had no idea these existed but now we know what we’re gifting everyone for the holidays! Scroll down to the third picture if you don’t get it.

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Quick Tip

Don’t assume there’s a dump station where you’re headed

Do not assume that a public campground where you are headed has a dump station based on what you read in a directory or other literature. Sometimes you will find it has been closed for repairs or even for good. If you show up with full holding tanks, expecting to dump on arrival, you have a problem. It’s always a good idea to seek out a location to dump before you arrive … just in case.

On this day last year…

Website of the day

20 Best Pumpkin Patches in the U.S. to Fill Your Fall With Magic
Pumpkin patches are NOT just for kids! Your RV will look so much cozier with a few pumpkins of its own. Trust us on this!

Clubs and useful organizations
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Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.

Recipe of the Day

Fettuccine Alfredo

by Megan Olson from Amarillo, TX

Fettuccine Alfredo is comfort food to the max. This version is thick, creamy, and delicious. It’s filled with flavor from the Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Easy to make, you won’t be disappointed by this recipe. Make this any time you want a restaurant-quality meal at home. You can even add some grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp to the dish.

Click here for the recipe

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In 1965, a Senate subcommittee predicted that by 2000, Americans would only be working 20 hours a week with seven weeks of vacation. Ummmm… yeah… okay…

*The racquet sport with the fastest projectile is….? What? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Kitty, our American Staffordshire Terrier, comes and travels with us RVing. She absolutely loves riding in the side-by-side and exploring.” —Sheri & Ken Mandell

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7 months ago

Oooh, that SNL skit hit a little too close to home!

7 months ago

Regarding today’s Trivia, I think the 65 report left out that it was congress they were talking about. Not the general public.

RV Staff
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

😆 Have a great day, Tom. 😀 –Diane

Dale W
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I think you nailed that one.

Thomas D
7 months ago

Call them what you will . I call it a PIT BULL. and I’d be afraid for me and anyone near it. Should not be loose.
2 children, one 5monthr old where killed this week and the mother in critical condition. In I believe Florida when attacked by 2 pit bulls. And they were the familys pets?

7 months ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Millington, TN outside of Memphis
2 yr old and 4 month old

Rick Eberhardt
7 months ago
Reply to  Thomas D

There’s more than one variety of pit bull. Not all are used for fighting.

7 months ago
Reply to  Rick Eberhardt

They are all terrifying to me when unleashed!!!

Sheri Ken
7 months ago
Reply to  Rick Eberhardt

Thank you, Rick. You know the truth. BTW, it is the owner(s) who trained their pets which makes all the difference. Love, Respect, Responsibility makes the Person and the PETs.

7 months ago

The trivia could have doubled for Leave here with a laugh.

7 months ago

Glad to see that politicians back then are like politicians now. They have no idea what the real world is all about.

Bob p
7 months ago

The trivia forecast was probably misread at the time, it probably read the politicians would only “actually” work 20 hrs a week, the rest of the time would be spent bickering and plotting against the other side of the aisle. Lol

Larry Lee
7 months ago

Your choice of Mystery Product is disgusting. I find it hard to believe you would even consider “gifting everyone” with this image. I suggest that you censure whomever made this choice.

Tommy Molnar
7 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

Lighten up, Larry.

David Stansbury
7 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Yeah Larry!

7 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

I guess that Larry won’t be happy with me for buying 3of them…

7 months ago
Reply to  Cindy

Please use one to send him a gift. 🙂

Peggy Bradley
7 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

I agree, Larry.

7 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

It’s surely something I wouldn’t purchase myself or for someone. There was a puzzle that I saw that had a hunter relieving himself backed up to a tree. Caption read “caught with my pants down”, and a big old buck looking on.I laughed as I a few times I were in that position. It just depends on our twisted humor as humans.

Last edited 7 months ago by Skip
Mark B
7 months ago
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7 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

Laugh a little. While it’s nothing I would buy… it was disgustingly funny.

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